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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Monday August 19th, 2013.
Israeli troops demolish a Bedouin village and kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli army bulldozers destroyed on Monday the Bedouin village of Al Ka’abneh east of occupied east Jerusalem.
According to residents, soldiers and bulldozers arrived on Monday morning force people out of their tents and leveled them all. The army claims that the homes are built without the needed permission from the military.
Al Ka’abneh Bedouins say they have been living in the area before 1967, the year Israeli occupied Jerusalem.
They added that they have an agreement with the owners of the lands who are Palestinians from Jerusalem who live Abroad to use the land.
In other news Israeli soldiers invaded Hebron city and searched and ransacked homes then kidnapped two civilians.
Two kidnapped are the brothers of two Palestinian political detainees held by Israel that are on hunger strike protesting the Israeli army ill-treatment and demanding their freedom , local sources reported.
Earlier on Monday at dawn dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, and clashes with dozens of local youths, local sources have reported.
The sources said that dozens of youths hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers, and that the army fired gas bombs, and rubber-coated metal bullets; no injuries have been reported.
The soldiers withdrew from the refugee camp later on without conducting any arrests.
In related news, Israeli media sources have reported that two Molotov cocktails were hurled at an Israeli settler’s vehicles driving on settler road #60, near the Al-Khader town, west of Bethlehem.
The army reported no injuries, and said that the soldiers conducted a search campaign in the area.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday August 19, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Shamus Slaunwhite and me, Ghassan Bannoura.